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The Resource Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education, Murray Sperber

Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education, Murray Sperber

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Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education
Title
Beer and circus
Title remainder
how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education
Statement of responsibility
Murray Sperber
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Murray Sperber takes us beyond the headlines and the public controversies to explore the profound and tragic impact of big-time intercollegiate athletics on undergraduate education. Sperber explodes cherished myths about college sports, particularly at "Big-time U's," the large public research universities with high-profile men's football and basketball teams playing at the top level of the NCAA." "Using research culled from students, faculty, and administrators around the country, Sperber proves that many schools, because of their emphasis on research and graduate programs, no longer give the majority of their undergraduates a meaningful education. What they offer instead is a meager and dangerous substitute: the party scene surrounding college sports that Sperber calls "beer and circus" and which serves to keep the students happy while tuition dollars keep rolling in." "Sperber explains how this beer-and-circus scene has evolved over many generations. He details the pernicious roles of the media and corporations looking to tap into the lucrative student market, raising the particular concern of the current epidemic of student binge drinking, which in many ways results from these complex factors."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sperber, Murray A
Dewey number
796.04/3/0973
Index
index present
LC call number
GV351
LC item number
.S63 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • College sports
  • Universities and colleges
Label
Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education, Murray Sperber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal House -- College sports winners and losers -- The NCAA, the tube, and the fans -- Corporate beer-and-circus -- Admissions office scams -- The Flutie factor -- Shaft the undergraduates -- The great researcher = great teacher myth -- New Siwash in red ink -- Student mix and match -- The faculty/student nonaggression pact -- Cheating -- Undergraduate education triage : honors program lifeboats -- Cheap beer : the oxygen of the Greek system -- Drinking off-campus and far off-campus (spring break) -- Party round the team -- Rally round the team--as long as it wins and covers the spread -- College Sports MegaInc.-- College Sports MegaInc. versus undergraduate education -- Who loves the jocks? -- The New 3 R's -- Conclusion: what should happen versus what probably will happen
Control code
43790906
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780805038644
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
00037021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education, Murray Sperber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [277]-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Animal House -- College sports winners and losers -- The NCAA, the tube, and the fans -- Corporate beer-and-circus -- Admissions office scams -- The Flutie factor -- Shaft the undergraduates -- The great researcher = great teacher myth -- New Siwash in red ink -- Student mix and match -- The faculty/student nonaggression pact -- Cheating -- Undergraduate education triage : honors program lifeboats -- Cheap beer : the oxygen of the Greek system -- Drinking off-campus and far off-campus (spring break) -- Party round the team -- Rally round the team--as long as it wins and covers the spread -- College Sports MegaInc.-- College Sports MegaInc. versus undergraduate education -- Who loves the jocks? -- The New 3 R's -- Conclusion: what should happen versus what probably will happen
Control code
43790906
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780805038644
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
00037021
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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